Noob question about Fusion & boot camp

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  1. theNEOone macrumors 6502

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    When I run a Windows program via Fusion, what files & folder paths am I able to access? For example, say I open Excel through VM and want to access my docs. Will I be able to access docs in my OS X home folder, or will I only be able to open/edit/write onto the Windows partition?

    Scenario 2: Say I've created an Excel worksheet that I created while running a VM session in OS X and is saved to my home folder. If I BootCamp into my Windows partition, will I be able to open/edit the same Excel file that is sitting in my OS X Home folder?


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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You can set it up to share your entire home folder.

    No, Windows cannot access the OS X partition without software like MacDrive.
     
  3. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    If you have file sharing turned on in VM you can add a folder from OSX to be shared in VM, point it to your folder that you keep your excel docs in.

    If you have VM using the BootCamp partition anything you do in VM will show up on BootCamp

    EDIT*** Home folder meaning in the OSX side or a folder on the VM side?
     
  4. theNEOone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great, thanks.

    Are there any alternatives to MacDrive, or is this the de-facto app to use for accessing OS X folders from within Windows?


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  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I believe it is the ONLY option.
     

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